Tulipa ‘Blumex Parrot’

Garden events and things to do this month

Find out what events, open gardens and more are happening this month

There’s a whole host of events happening this month that should satisfy all your horticultural needs. Here’s our selection of what not to miss.

Galanthus Mighty Atom Clan
© Jason Ingram

Dazzling Dahlias at Dunsborough

The gardens at Dunsborough in Surrey will be opening for the first time this year between 7 and 11 September and 21 and 26 September inclusive. It will be a chance to experience the dahlias alongside the autumn colours of the garden. Bookings must be pre-paid and pre-booked online via the website. www.dunsboroughpark.com. Price minimum £7 donation, children under 10 free.

Art exhibition

Bluebell Woods
Bluebell Woods by Clementine St John Webster

New paintings by artist Clementine St John Webster, including depictions of the newly created gardens of Tunstall Grange, Yorkshire by Alistair Baldwin, and designer Alasdair Cameron’s own garden in Devon. Clementine St John Webster’s solo show will be at the Osborne Studio gallery – September 29th to October 10th. Free admission. www.osg.uk.com

The Art of the Garden
16th Contemporary European Horticulture and Art of Garden Show featuring a series of with lectures by the likes of Diane Ortolani, Balassa M. Iván and Dr. Orlóci László. Also expect access to garden furniture, accessories, lighting along with nurserymen and commercial gardeners. There will also be concerts and activities for children. Károlyi Stately home Fehérvárcsurgó, Hungary, September 25th – 27th 2020. www.chateaudesaintjeandebeauregard.com

The Fête des Plantes d’Automne

Nearly 200 stands will welcome the best European nursery producers and creators of the art of living in the garden to offer plants and creations of unrivalled quality. Takes place at the Château de Saint-Jean de Beauregard, France on September 25, 26 and 27, 2020.

Nick Knight, Roses from my Garden

Nick Knight's image
Nick Knight’s Roses from my Garden
© Nick Knight

In a career marked by longstanding relationships with Alexander McQueen and John Galliano, photographer Nick Knight’s constant desire to experiment, push boundaries, and challenge his audience has led him to take up a new subject, the classic rose – but expressed in an entirely new way. The resulting series, Roses from my Garden, has seldom been exhibited or published until now at Waddesdon. Free with grounds admission. Coach House Gallery, the Stables. Until 25 October 2020 www.waddesdon.org.uk/

Art exhibition

Tulipa ‘Blumex Parrot’
Tulipa ‘Blumex Parrot’
© Fiona Strickland

Fiona Strickland botanical art exhibition at Jonathan Cooper gallery. It will feature 18 paintings, all on vellum and dedicated to the theme of the tulip. Until 26th September. www.jonathancooper.co.uk

Managing a cutting patch in a city
Book now for a one-day course on planning and managing a cutting patch in a city garden led by Arthur Parkinson at Perch Hill, East Sussex, on 1 October. £150; sarahraven.com

Autumn flowering perennials talk
A talk on how to grow and combine autumn flowering perennials with Rosy Hardy at Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants nursery, Hampshire, takes place on 30 September. 10.30 am -12.30 pm, £15; hardysplants.co.uk

Construction Design Course
The London College of Garden Design has re-launched its Construction Design Programme so that students who cannot travel to lectures and tutorials at Kew Gardens, London, will be able to take the course online. The 12-week course starts on 17 September and costs £1995. lcgd.org.uk

Garden photography workshop at Malverleys with Claire Takacs

Gardens Illustrated photographer Claire Takacs will be sharing her expertise in this two-day garden photography workshop at Malverleys in Newbury. Photographing will take place at sunset and sunrise and head gardener Mat Reese will be on hand for garden tour and information. 26 and 27 September. www.takacsphoto.com £400.

Great Dixter Autumn Plant Fair


The famous Great Dixter Autumn Plant Fair will go ahead this year, in line with government restrictions and guidance. Pre-booking is essential through a timed ticket, which is available through the website. www.greatdixter.co.uk. £10 or free for annual ticket holders and children under 16. 3 and 4 October.